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Latest items for LRW-DATA-1

Sept. 15, 2017, 9:35 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, IIP-PRACTICE-2

"In 2015, the number of rape cases declined by 5.6 percent to 34,651 reported cases, down from 36,735 in 2014. However, other sexual offences, such as sexual harassment, stalking, voyeurism and 'assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty', increased by 2.5 percent" (para 35).
Sept. 14, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The Brazilian teenage girl who says she was brutally gang raped in a Rio de Janeiro slum is speaking out about the attack and the related graphic video that went viral.'If I have to wait for the justice system, they've already shown that nothing is going to happen,' she told CNN affiliate TV Record in the presence of her attorney. 'I am waiting for the justice of God. That might be late but it never fails'"(para 1-2)."The [gang rape] case has shocked Brazil, a country accustomed to a high level of violence, and sparked backlash on social media and impromptu protests in a number of cities"(para 4)
Sept. 1, 2017, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"It was a summer′s day in 2008 when someone knocked at the door. Howeida was 15 years old at the time. A man stood in the doorway. He spoke briefly to her father and her step-mother. Then the matter was settled: Howeida would be married to a man from Saudi Arabia for a sum of around 1750 euros. The 'marriage' lasted a whole 20 days, during which Howeida was repeatedly raped. Then, the man simply departed. His summer vacation was over" (para 2).
Aug. 31, 2017, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

“Violence against women and the number of rapes in India have risen for over a decade — more than two rapes occur every hour on average, one study says” (para 6). “Instances of reported rape have increased faster in the state [Uttar Pradesh] than in the rest of India in recent years, with the number of rapes more than doubling between 2014 and 2015” (para 12).
Aug. 31, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

“In the Jos North district, 15 out of 35 women with disabilities spoke of violations in IDP camps” (para 9). “Globally, women with disabilities are … up to three times more likely to be raped by a stranger or acquaintance” (para 10).
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:33 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

“Delhi has the highest rate of rape in Delhi (2.7 per 100,000)” (20).
Aug. 30, 2017, 12:31 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Investigators found that the girl had been 'repeatedly raped by her stepfather over a period of time,' said a police inspector at a Rohtak police station devoted to crimes against women" (para 6). "Two other recent rapes in the region have reinforced India’s reputation as dangerous for women. The badly mutilated body of a woman in her early 20s was found last week, and medical examiners said the bones in her head had been shattered and sharp objects inserted into her vagina. 'It was a brutal sexual assault-cum-murder,' said Dr. Dhattarwal, who also supervised the medical examination in that case" (para 10-11). "Also last week, a young woman was dragged ...more
Aug. 28, 2017, 4:45 p.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, LRW-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"According to the World Health Organization, 64 percent of women aged fifteen to forty-nine experienced violence from a partner, and 37 percent of women were subject to sexual abuse before age fifteen. Violence against women can impede a woman’s ability to enter and remain in the labor force – and yet reliable employment is critical to enabling survivors of violence to escape abusive relationships"(para 6)
Aug. 26, 2017, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-DATA-1

“Many [domestic workers] suffer from verbal or sexual abuse” (para 3). “Asma [a domestic worker from Bangladesh] was both sexually and verbally abused … Many other female domestic workers share Asma K.’s story” (para 13).
Aug. 14, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Over 33 per cent of women, aged 15 to 64 years old, had experienced physical and/or sexual violence in her lifetime" (para 12).
Aug. 9, 2017, 8:04 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-PRACTICE-2, LRW-DATA-1, UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Georgian culture remains highly patriarchal, both inside and outside the home. And the 2013 gender relations study also reported that only 3.7 per cent of Georgians, both male and female, fully disagreed with the statements, 'men have the last say in the family' and 'women should endure verbal abuse to maintain the integrity of the family.' Too often, this endorsement of men’s dominance and women’s silent suffering extends to physical and sexual gender-based violence as well"(para 7-8)
Aug. 7, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"What should we do with the anger inspired by Brock Turner, the former Stanford swimmer who was sentenced to just six months in jail for sexual assault?A movement to recall the judge who ordered that sentence, Aaron Persky, continues to gain support, with a celebrity-studded fund-raiser this month.In California, legislators have proposed several bills meant to prevent short sentences for sexual assaults, including one that would require a mandatory-minimum term for anyone convicted of sexually assaulting an intoxicated or unconscious person"(para 1-3)."Consider, for example, Raul Ramirez, a Salvadoran immigrant whose rape case was also assigned to Judge Persky. Some advocates have pointed to Mr. Ramirez’s prison sentence — years longer ...more
July 27, 2017, 4:28 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1, LRW-DATA-1

"[Forcing pregnant girls to attend alternative schools is] not addressing the high rates of sexual violence and abusive relationships that girls encounter every day" (para 9).
July 7, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-PRACTICE-2, LRW-DATA-1

¨Ms. Colau entered politics after working as an activist fighting housing evictions. She said that she had suffered far worse attacks as an activist than as mayor, including sexual harassment.She never reported them to the police because, she said, ´like a lot of other women, I wasn’t confident that it could be resolved judicially — and also because of the social stigma´¨(para 25-26)
July 5, 2017, 5:46 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

¨´People say sexism is not an issue anymore. But when a man who has admitted publicly to sexually harassing women is the leader of the free world, it is more crucial than ever to have laws that protect women´¨(para 8)
July 5, 2017, 4:22 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Although no statistics can be found on how many women are affected in the country, around three women per week reported sexual abuse in 2016, according to the Internal Security Forces" (para 4).
July 5, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"research by ABAAD [a gender-equality non-profit] showed that 30 percent of people polled said they knew girls who were raped and then forced to marry the men who had attacked them" (p 7)
June 28, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

Table 7.1 shows the lifetime prevalence of violence by type of violence and sexual orientation from 2010. For bisexual women, the lifetime prevalence of rape is 46.1%, of sexual violence other than rape is 74.9%, of stalking victimization is 36.6%, and for intimate partner violence is 61.1%. For lesbian women, the lifetime prevalence of rape is 13.1%, of sexual violence other than rape is 46.4%, for intimate partner violence is 43.8%. For heterosexual women the lifetime prevalence of rape is 17.4%, of sexual violence other than rape is 43.3%, of stalking victimization is 15.5%, and for intimate partner violence is 35% (252)
June 28, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

Figure 7.1 shows the lifetime prevalence of intimate partner violence and abuse among women by type of violence in 2011. 47.1% experience psychological aggression, 31.5% experience physical violence, 15.8% experience sexual violence other than rape, 9.2% experience stalking and 8.8% experience 8.8% (238)
June 28, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

Figure 7.3 shows the lifetime prevalence of sexual violence victimization by any perpetrator among women, by race and ethnicity in 2011. 32.3% of Multiracial women have been raped. 27.5% of Native American women have been raped. 21.2% of Black women have been raped. 20.5% of white women have been raped. 13.6% of Hispanic women have been raped. On average, 19.3% of all women have been raped (240)
June 22, 2017, 6:44 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

A graphic says "1 in 5 women is sexually assaulted in college" (1)
June 11, 2017, 12:01 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Many of the children married between 2000 and 2010 were wed to adults significantly older than they were, the data shows. At least 31 percent were married to a spouse age 21 or older. (The actual number is probably higher, as some states did not provide spousal ages.) Some children were married at an age, or with a spousal age difference, that constitutes statutory rape under their state’s laws. In Idaho, for example, someone 18 or older who has sex with a child under 16 can be charged with a felony and imprisoned for up to 25 years. Yet data from Idaho — which had the highest rate of child ...more
May 27, 2017, 3:10 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

Rape rate per 100,000=1714.2 (HRS-CODER COMMENT).
May 27, 2017, 3:10 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

Rape rate per 100,000=8.02 (HRS-CODER COMMENT).
May 27, 2017, 3:10 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

Rape rate per 100,000=98.6 (HRS-CODER COMMENT).
May 27, 2017, 3:10 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

Rape rate per 100,000=3332.92 (HRS-CODER COMMENT).
May 27, 2017, 3:10 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

Rape rate per 100,000=44.22 (HRS-CODER COMMENT).
May 27, 2017, 3:10 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

Rape rate per 100,000=1.88 (HRS-CODER COMMENT).
May 27, 2017, 3:10 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

Rape rate per 100,000=296.3 (HRS-CODER COMMENT).
May 27, 2017, 3:10 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso, Pakistan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

Rape rate per 100,000=1.5 (HRS-CODER COMMENT).